CINEMA MINIMA informed, connected, and delighted movie makers around the world from 1997 to 2015.
The publication promoted the interests and aspirations of midcareer professionals who make movies far from Hollywood. Among CINEMA MINIMA’s audience, 66% of its members pursue their careers outside the United States.
CINEMA MINIMA’s thirty, international correspondents—working as accredited press in Africa, Asia, Europe, India, North America, and South America—filed reports in a 24-hour-a-day, online newsroom, covering film markets and film festivals around the world.
In 2005, CINEMA MINIMA was the most popular movie-maker website in the world—attracting more daily visitors than IndieWire, Variety, or Hollywood Reporter, according to Amazon’s Alexa ranking service.
CINEMA MINIMA published the first podcast for movie makers in 2005. It launched the first filmmaker-news app for iPhone in 2007. In that same year, it began its education initiative, “Sustainable Cinema”; and its outreach program, “Far from Hollywood,” a season of mixers for filmmakers, in Paris, France, and in Mumbai, India.
CINEMA MINIMA was founded by Austin Burbridge, its executive editor (editor in chief) and publisher.